Nashville, TN - April 1, 2002 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced the release of TeleLink, a CDR mediation platform, which allows carriers to efficiently deliver call detail records (CDRs) in different formats to their billing platforms and multiple operational support systems (OSS) such as fraud detection, network traffic analysis, and CABS reconciliation.
Part of the Equinox Information Systems Mediation product line, TeleLink is a single system designed to control and audit the flow of call detail records. TeleLink accepts usage records from multiple sources in multiple formats, including binary AMA and CDR as well as ASCII. The system applies user-defined business rules for filtering and converting the data, creating and forwarding output files in one or more formats to one or more destinations, logging each step in the process and maintaining a detailed audit trail.
TeleLink allows carriers to maximize revenue and reduce operational costs, saving both time and money by automating the flow and ensuring the integrity of call data as it travels from the switching platform to billing and other downstream OSS processes. The application allows carriers to replace internally developed work-around solutions and eliminate convoluted data flows to proactively manage the transmission and transformation of call records and to reduce the complexity of multi-vendor networks. With TeleLink, users can easily establish business rules for filtering and converting the CDR data. A graphical interface and automated audit reports simplify the verification process.
"It is crucial that companies deploy tools to manage CDRs in an efficient fashion," explains Byron Middendorf, Equinox CEO. "Whether a communications company sells or resells local, long distance, wireless, paging or prepaid services, the generated CDR is what drives revenue. Most carriers employ a variety of applications and data formats to achieve operational goals. TeleLink is a great solution for these companies to easily manage the flow and format of their call detail records (CDR) to downstream processes."
Founded in 1986, with hundreds of customers worldwide, Equinox Information Systems is a global provider of software solutions for the telecommunications industry. Providing a full range of software applications, which are backed by exceptional customer support, the company offers solutions in areas critical to profitability and network efficiency, including mediation, fraud detection, CDR and switch administration, and network management, as well as custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.